This year when I visit Bali, I was just lucky that it's on Melasti Day, which is the days before Quite Day for Balinese Hindu people. On Melasti Day Balinese people purify themselves through a series of prayers. On this picture I captured the people of Kuta, Bali praying together on Kuta Beach.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Ogoh-Ogoh is a representation of devil (bhutakala) in Balinese Hindu tradition. It's symbolized by statue of bad creatures which made of bamboo. A day before Nyepi Festival, Balinese people will come to bring together all Ogoh-Ogoh and burn them, meaning that all the devil desires burned with the Ogoh-Ogoh.
Have you seen something like this at your country? I took this shoot at Sukowati Market, Bali. Too creative and efficient, anything can be used as display holder for paintings. I'm afraid somebody maybe wrongly see the telephone box as a painting too.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
As far as I noticed Balinese people tend to be very diligent in carrying out their acts of devotion. We can see religious ceremonial in Bali almost everyday. The interesting one is that they stay carrying out their religion and culture while keep opening their door and tolerating for other cultures of so many tourists visiting Bali everyday.
Monday, July 14, 2008
One of a very beautiful side of Uluwatu, a place where I watched Kecak Dance in Bali. A hill where you can see beautiful ocean under it. As at any other places in Bali, you can also find temple on the top of the hill. It makes this place looks so peaceful and exotic.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Bali is very well known with the beauty of it's dance. One of a famous dance which tourists usually eager to see is Kecak Dance, the one shown in this picture. The dance is played without music, the sounds of "cak-cak" from the 50 men playing in the dance become the music of it. The dance tells us the story of Ramayana fighting with Rahwana who kidnapped his wife, Shinta.
Kecak dance I watch in this picture was conducted at Uluwatu, Bali, a very beautiful hill from where we can see the sea from a high (I will show you other picture of Ulundanu in other chance). However there're other places in Bali where you can see Kecak Dance, like Batu Bulan.
Monday, July 7, 2008
When the first time I found those kind of souvenir at Tanah Lot I was kind of surprise, but yet it's funny. I see them in several kind of size and color. Then apparently they are not only sold at Kuta but easily found at many souvenir shops or centers at any tourism spot in Bali. I was thinking hardly why Bali people thinking of making souvenirs in this form. The only answer I found until today is that they just have a good sense of humor :).
Saturday, July 5, 2008
This is the main object tourist usually visit at Tanah Lot, Bali, the temple on the sea. The name of the temple is Pura Tanah Lot. If you like to get into the temple you would need to walk trough the water.
This picture might be too small to show the beauty of this place, isn't it?
Friday, July 4, 2008
A friend that enjoy my photos in this blog saying that he likes Tanah Lot very much. I do too (anyway, I love almost all parts of Bali). This is a part of scenery you can enjoy at Tanah Lot, Bali. On the rock that sticks out into the sea there's a temple for Hindu people to pray named Pura Bolong. Bali people like to surf on this part of sea as well, even though the waves there were pretty big, bigger than at Kuta. As you can see in this picture by coincidence my camera captured someone heading to the sea looking for waves.